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North Dakota State University

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UW-Stout

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Mankato State University

Ph.D.

sociology

Northwestern University

doctorate degree

University of Minnesota

master's Degree

University of Minnesota

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Research Professors - American Bar Foundation

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Robert L. Nelson ABF Director Emeritus and MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession Focus: The social organization of law practice and the relationship between law and social inequality. Research has addressed transformations in the legal profession, the role of corporate counsel, gender...


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Robert L. Nelson ABF Director & MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession Focus: The social organization of law practice and the relationship between law and social inequality. Research has addressed transformations in the legal profession, the role of corporate counsel, gender...
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Robert L. Nelson


New Website Launches - American Bar Foundation

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"The ABF intellectual product is unparalleled," said Robert L. Nelson, Director of the American Bar Foundation, "and we finally have the means to spread the word to our academic colleagues, our supporters, and the world."


Major New Research Study on Lawyer Careers Reveals a Changing Profession, but Little Progress on Race and Gender Equality - American Bar Foundation

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According to Robert L. Nelson, Director of the American Bar Foundation and Professor of Sociology and Law and Northwestern University and co-principal investigator of After the JD, "This third report provides unique insights into the evolution of lawyers' careers. We see the persistence of inequalities by race, class, and gender played out over careers. Nelson noted specifically that people of color, and especially women of color, are less likely to have made partner in private law firms, the most remunerative sector of the profession. He added, "Women are far more likely than men to be unemployed or working part-time, and even full-time women attorneys make 80 percent of what make attorneys make. Moreover, twelve years into careers, where one went to law school has a profound influence on where one practices. He reported, "We see an exodus from large firms to business. Surprisingly, almost 20 percent of attorneys report they are not practicing law. Yet, says Nelson, "the sample also overwhelmingly says they are happy with their decision to become a lawyer and would make the investment in a law degree if they had to do it over again. He observed, "They offer this assessment while acknowledging the effects of the recession on their personal careers and their employers.

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The study was led by Nelson, Ronit Dinovitzer, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, and Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Bryant G. Garth, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California Law School at Irvine; John L. Hagan, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, and John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University; Tammy Patterson, President and CEO, NALP Foundation; Rebecca Sandefur, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, and Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Joyce Sterling, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Scholarship, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Director of both the Program on the Legal Professsion and the Professional Services Industry Center at Harvard Law School; and Terry Adams, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (retired).
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For more information on the After the JD Study or its dataset and to obtain a copy of the report, contact: Robert L. Nelson: rnelson@abfn.org; or Tammy Patterson: tpatterson@nalpfoundation.org


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During that time, Berrey collaborated with ABF Research Professors Laura Beth Nielsen and Robert L. Nelson.

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